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University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award

The Graduate School is accepting applications for the University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award.   Eligible graduate students must be admitted to candidacy, entering the last year of his or her doctoral degree program, be enrolled in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 and plan to graduate in May or August 2018. The award is available to eligible students who meet the above criteria in any K-State college, department or program. K-State graduate faculty should nominate their outstanding doctoral candidates. Self-nominations are accepted.

The award is intended to recognize exceptional achievement in graduate studies. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in scholarship through publications and other accomplishments appropriate for his or her academic field. Engagement in leadership at the departmental, college, or university level while a doctoral student at K-State is required.

The recipient(s) will be selected by an interdisciplinary committee of graduate faculty and a member of the University Distinguished Professors group. Funds may be used for dissertation research, travel, planning postdoctoral moves or other professional expenses. 

The funds will be awarded without restriction to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. The University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award is intended for students with an outstanding record of scholarship and may not be awarded annually.


Read the news release about the 2017 UDP Graduate Student Award Winners

2015 UDP Student Awards Presentation

Submission Deadline

April 3, 2017

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2017 UDP Graduate Student Winners

Stuart Miller

Weldensie Embaye

Bhupinder Sandhu